Governance gives an organisation, community or nation the ways and means to achieve the things that matter to them. It is about how people organise themselves to:


  • manage their own affairs
  • decide for themselves what kind of society they want for their future
  • put those decisions into action.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been practicing governance since time began. What makes it Indigenous governance is the role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture plays.

Indigenous Governance Toolkit

Our Toolkit is a free online resource developed to support Indigenous communities and organisations to strengthen their governance practices. It offers a comprehensive collection of practical information, tools, templates, case studies and videos.


Defining governance


Indigenous governance


Governance lingo


Self-determination and governance


Effective Indigenous governance


Understand Indigenous governance – Factsheet


Other resources

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